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Calabrese, Alice; And Others – 1988
This final report describes the plan developed by the Northern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative, a consortium of 44 community colleges and other academic institutions, which was awarded a Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title III planning grant to research the requirements for a statewide electronic network that would provide…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Consortia, Grants, Higher Education
Bruman, Janet – 1986
This report addresses alternative means of interconnecting or providing access to the various automated systems within the 17-member North Bay Cooperative Library System (NBC), with emphasis on providing information on the availability of materials for loan, the principal objective of the NBC Telecommunications Project, Year Two. Advantages and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Higher Education
Molholt, Pat – 1988
This report, which considers the role of networking activities associated with the technical telecommunication links that bind libraries, services, and patrons together, begins with a historical review of libraries and automation-based systems over the last 19 years. The importance of the development and implementation of standards in interactive…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Utilities, Federal Aid, Government Role
Iowa State Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines. State Library. – 1989
The Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs appointed a task force, to be chaired by the State Librarian of Iowa, to evaluate technologies available for libraries and potential uses for the technologies deemed valuable; discuss problems from the viewpoint of the library user in the establishment of cooperative programs; and develop a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Senese, Donald J. – 1984
Public libraries can be instrumental in creating a learning society and alleviating the problems pointed out in "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," the report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. In fact, public libraries have always played an important role in the nation's education and will…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Educational Improvement, Library Role, Library Services
Ellingson, Jo Ann – 1989
Focusing on Chicago (Illinois), this report describes the magnitude of issues related to the education of non-English-speaking immigrants, and presents an overview of both the learning resource materials available to support bilingual education in the Chicago School System and the availability of materials in foreign languages in the Chicago…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Senese, Donald J. – 1984
Libraries will play a crucial role in meeting the goal of establishing the learning society mandated in "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," the report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. The Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the Department of Education administers several…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Information Science, Librarians, Library Education
Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development. – 1985
This long range plan was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), P.L. 98-480 and to guide the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in the fulfillment of its statutory mission. The plan provides a framework for the establishment or expansion of programs to carry out the purposes mandated by…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Guidelines, Library Administration, Library Cooperation
Michigan Library, Lansing. – 1989
This publication contains the list of recommendations made by the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees Task Force on Library Interdependency and Funding and approved by the Board at their meeting on March 7, 1989. These recommendations will be incorporated into the 1989-1992 Long-Range Plan to begin the process of implementation for as many of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Higher Education